The annual Rhone Rangers Tasting in San Francisco took place on Saturday, June 10, on a sunny, summer day. Sixty-nine Rhone-focused wineries from around the country gathered to pour hundreds of wine for crowds of enthusiastic consumers and industry professionals.Read More
Winemakers have kept a secret from us—the wine-drinking public—for decades: Rosé is amazing...Read More
With spring in full swing, wine shops are chock-full of Rosé. That’s a far cry from even five years ago when only a handful of choices existed on most U.S. store shelves. Personally, I believe in drinking Rosé all year...Read More
France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and the USRead More
As the pretty, food-friendly wine’s popularity continues to skyrocket, some local wineries have started releasing their new rosés long before spring has sprung.Read More
Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. The majority of casual wine drinkers understand what “Merlot”, “Moscato”, and “Cabernet” mean.
Tucked away in a commercial warehouse district just outside downtown Paso Robles is the wine country’s newest and hottest tasting area for wine, beer and spirits, affectionately known as Tin City. This little gem has been rapidly developing into a wine destination spot for locals looking to grab a drink after work and visitors interested in meeting local wine makers and tasting locally produced, high-end and small-batch wines.Read More
Grapes across San Luis Obispo County — plump and ready after months of ripening — are being plucked from the vines and brought into wineries to be crushed and fermented into wine.Read More
Anchored by brewery, incubator for growing wine businesses gains popularity in Paso Robles.
This was our objective at yesterday’s tasting. The answer...Read More
For the past half-year, I’ve been hosting a series of wine tastings up at Jackson Family Wines headquarters, just outside Santa Rosa. So far, they’ve included both JFW and non-JFW wines, but the next one is strictly non-JFW. It’s a tasting of high-end Paso Robles Rhône-style blends (JFW currently owns no Paso Robles wineries), and I’m getting excited even before I pop a single cork.Read More
Brian Brown, ONX’s winemaker, has a long resume for a relatively young guy.Read More
A Renaissance of sorts is taking hold in the Central Coast’s wine regions. Paso Robles is being hailed as the most exciting appellation in the country. The Edna and Santa Maria valleys, too, are gaining renewed attention.Read More
Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, quality wines elevate a region.
Perhaps nowhere in California is this more true than Paso Robles.Read More
New reviews of 11 Rhône-style red blends from the 2011 vintage in Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County, California. Get the scores and tasting notes.Read More
No region in California has come so far, so fast, as Paso Robles.
Four years ago, I called it, “a case study of a region that’s reinventing itself, looking for relevance, willing to take risks.”Read More
Paso winemakers are blending their way to the top.Read More